Venezuela covers an area of 352,144 sq mi (912,0250 sq km) it is the most northern country of south america, and can be divided up into four major regions the guiana highlands in the southeast make up almost half of venezuela ’ s land area, and are bordered by brazil and guyana. Brazil is the largest country in south america, and the fifth largest country in the world, after russia, canada, china and the united states it has a total area of 8,514,876599 square kilometers (3,287,612 sq mi), including 55,455 square kilometers (21,411 sq mi) of water.
Almost half of the realm's area and just under half of its total population are concentrated in one country-brazil south america this population remains concentrated along the continent's periphery. South america is a continent of great variety, and that also goes for its countries, with the largest occupying a land area close to the size of the entire united states including alaska, and the smallest country on the continent around the size of wisconsin.
Brasil = 8,514,877 km 2 south america = 17,840,000 km 2 8,514,877 divided by 17,840,000 is 04772 so brazil makes up almost 48% of south america's land area that is about half. The largest portuguese-speaking country, the largest country in south america and in the southern hemisphere, and the largest contiguous territory in the americas  7000600000000000000♠ 6.
With an area of 3,286,487 sq mi (8,511,965 sq km), brazil is by far the largest country in south america, taking up almost half of the land area of the continent.
Largest country in the western hemisphere by land area (second largest by total area, after canada) secondary figures for total area and water area denote the inclusion of all coastal and territorial waters into the statistical area. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents ordered from largest in area to smallest, they are: asia, africa, north america, south america, antarctica, europe, and australia. Ordered from largest in area to smallest, they are: asia, africa, north america, south america, antarctica, europe, and australia  geologically , the continents largely correspond to areas of continental crust that are found on the continental plates.
It takes up almost the entire southern half of south america the country has its roots in spanish colonization of the region argentina claims sovereignty over part of antarctica, as well as the falkland islands, and south georgia and the south sandwich islands, the latter of which are still disputed between argentina and the united kingdom to. Many others combine the two continents north america and south america into one and call it the american continent but in general there are seven large land masses on earth, namely africa, antarctica, asia, australia, europe, north america and south america let us see each of these continents in detail.